York Chosen as Ideal Second-Home Destination in the UK



According to a recent poll in new homes portal whathouse.co.uk, York has become the most popular destination for a second home in the UK. The city was voted top by 66% of readers, followed by Devon with 9%, the Scottish Highlands with 7%, Bath and Cornwall tied at 5%, while my home town of Brighton could only manage a measly 4% of the vote.

Rick Otton Returns To UK For Property Mastermind Conference This April



Just like in the US, getting a foothold on the property ladder can be extremely tough for first-time buyers in the UK. But as the old saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s almost always a way, and celebrity real estate investor Rick Otton seems to know how.

FMB Asks UK Government to Boost the Construction Industry



The Federation of Master Builders has asked the UK government to look at ways of stimulating home construction within Britain as a way to kick-start the economy and help ease the housing crisis. Data from the Office of National Statistics shows output within this sector grew by just 0.3% during the final quarter of 2012, and this follows the fall of 2.5% between the second and third quarters of last year.

New Report Says UK Private Rental Sector Needs to Grow



In a report for the government, Sir Adrian Montague has stated the need for the UK private rental sector to grow in order to reduce the current housing shortage. According to the article on the BBC website, he was asked to look at ways of addressing this shortage, and feels houses built for rent within the private sector could be funded by institutional investors.

Raising Money for Your Home in 2012



First time buyers are facing lots of challenges at the moment, especially with economic climate being the way it is. Some of the challenges include raising finance, raising cash for a decent deposit and improving your credit ratings to guarantee a good mortgage rate. There are several things you can do to help this journey become easier and to help you in your dream of purchasing your first home. Here we’ll run through some options and advice you can follow, to improve your chances of securing your dream house as soon as possible.

UK Government To Revive Thatcher’s ‘Right to Buy’ Scheme



British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg are set to announce new measures to revive Margaret Thatcher’s popular ‘Right to Buy’ scheme. This could enable up to 2 million social housing properties to be sold to their tenants at heavy discounts. The government wants to encourage current tenants to buy their […]

Homeownership Levels Fall in Norfolk, UK



A report by What House? highlighted important facts of a new study by the National Housing Federation which shows that home ownership in the East of England is on the decline, as it is forecast to drop to less than 65% by 2021, while house prices are predicted to increase substantially during the next five […]

Director of UK Housebuilder Pledges to Sleep Rough for a Night in November



A director of one of the U.K.’s largest housebuilders has pledged to sleep rough for one night in November to draw attention to Britain’s housing shortage, which experts have predicted could leave over 20,000 people homeless by 2015. Sue Warwick, National Head of Sales and Marketing for Miller Homes has decided to experience sleeping rough […]

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